MANCHESTER UNITED star Scott McTominay admitted he is living the dream as he hopes to make his Scotland debut.

The 21-year-old Lancaster-born midfielder is poised for his international baptism in Friday night’s friendly against Costa Rica at Hampden.

McTominay, whose father is from Glasgow, said: “I have to thank the boss, Alex McLeish, for giving me an opportunity to come with the squad and, hopefully, show people what I can do.

“My dad’s obviously tremendously proud, as all my family are. It’s a tremendous honour to be with the Scotland national team.

“It’s what you work for your whole life, to improve, do well and, hopefully, help the team. I’m really pleased.

“The manager travelled a long way to speak to me and I have to thank him for that.

“The conversation we had was relatively simple. I wanted to play for Scotland – and I always have done, since I was a young boy, so it was an incredibly proud moment when he did call me up.”

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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